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Sep 27 07:35

Merkel's Position Shaky, While AfD Rise 'Is Return to European Norms'

Angela Merkel's CDU has emerged as the biggest party in the Bundeswahl, tainted however by a collapsing vote share and the rise of Alternative for Germany (AfD). Experts have told Sputnik she may not have many days as Chancellor left as a result, while the AfD may prove of service to German political culture.

Sep 27 07:21

German court jails Syrian refugee over UN kidnapping

A German court on Wednesday sentenced a Syrian refugee to three-and-a-half years in prison over the kidnapping of a UN peacekeeper, finding him guilty of complicity in a war crime.

Twenty-six-year-old Suliman al-S. was arrested in January 2016, becoming the first asylum seeker in Germany to face charges over alleged war crimes committed in Syria.

Sep 27 06:42

Voter Fraud detected in the German election

They are stating that the AFD party got 0.0% of the votes in a district, in which the districts next to it voted 18% and 24% respectively for AFD. They are stating how very strange it is.

Only a fool would think that vote fraud was not a big part of the last election in Germany. It also happened in the last USA election but Trump’s landslide overcame it.

Sep 26 14:02

The German Election: The West’s Nervous Breakdown Continues

Following Sunday’s nationwide parliamentary election here in Germany I can hear the mocking laughter of 1989’s ghost, echoing throughout Europe and around the world. The great victory march of the “Free Market” Religion, which featured pompous, self-righteous politicians, pundits, and other worshippers at the altar of Big Finance strutting and crowing in the years following the fall of the Wall about the final demise and alleged failure of the supposedly evil and misguided socialist idea, has come to a grinding halt.

Sep 26 10:15

Merkel Defends Open Borders Migrant Policy After Election Shock

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended an election campaign that left her conservative bloc in first place but significantly weakened as she embarked Monday on what could be a lengthy quest to form a new government.

Merkel said the success of a nationalist, anti-migrant party that finished third in Sunday’s election won’t influence her foreign, European and refugee policies. She once more defended her decision to let in large numbers of migrants, saying Germany wouldn’t again face the humanitarian crisis that let to it.

Sep 26 10:14

Almost Half of Crimes in Berlin Committed by Migrants

Almost half of the individuals suspected of a recorded crime in Berlin last year were individuals who don’t have a German passport, the latest police statistics show.

Sep 26 09:53

2017 German Parliament Elections: A View from Russia

The main result of these elections is undoubtedly the relative failure of the three major parties, the Christian Democratic Union, Christian Social Union, and Social Democratic Party. The 2017 parliamentary elections are the worst in history for the oldest German party, the Social Democratic Party, and for CDU/CSU the smallest margin since 1949. Although the CDU/CSU bloc has kept its position in parliament as the biggest faction, its leader, Angela Merkel, has not hid her disappointment, admitting that she hoped for a better outcome for her bloc.

Sep 26 09:52

Antifa activists protest in Germany as right-wing AfD enters parliament for 1st time (VIDEO)

Hundreds of anti-fascist activists (Antifa) gathered in Berlin on Sunday to protest the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party’s gains in the parliamentary elections, with crowds chanting “Go away,” “Nazi pigs,” and “Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here.”

Sep 26 09:48

AfD win is wake up call for Merkel and EU warns William Hague

WILLIAM Hague has called the Alternative for Germany (AfD) shock election results "a wake up call to a complacent Europe" and warned the bloc's super powers now had to think seriously about how to tackle immigration.

Sep 26 09:47

Merkel’s days as German Chancellor are probably now numbered

The rise of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) dominates the headlines, but the most significant outcome of the German election is that Angela Merkel’s days as Chancellor are probably numbered. This has grave implications for Europe and the wider world.

Sep 26 08:43

SPRINGTIME FOR HITLER

Germany’s new Nazis see Israel as role model

Sep 25 09:28

POUND LIVE: Pound leaps against euro as Merkel's CDU sees worst result since 1949

THE pound jumped against the euro, after the German Election resulted in Chancellor Angela Merkel losing vote share to far right party AfP.

Sep 25 09:07

Opinion: Germany wants to battle again

The current election result is a turning point for Germany. The far-right populist AfD has entered parliament for the first time, and Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken a hit, says DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl.

Sep 25 09:06

Merkel Lands Fourth Term, But at What Cost?

Angela Merkel will serve as Germany's chancellor for a fourth term, but Sunday's win comes at a high price. The right-wing populists are now the third-strongest party in parliament and her negotiations to create a new government are likely to be complicated.

Sep 25 09:02

Preliminary German election results revealed, AfD comes in third

Preliminary results of the German parliamentary election are revealed.

Merkel’s CDU/CSU union is currently in the lead, while it seems that the right-wing opposition party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) will move as the third strongest party into Bundestag.

For the grand CDU/SPD coalition, the results are rather disappointing.

Sep 25 08:22

Angela Merkel: 'We need to win back AfD voters' Chancellor downbeat at German election win

The CDU leader was victorious according to exit polls but the result was tempered by Alternative for Germany, the right-wing populist party, winning its first seats in the Bundestag.

She told supporters: "Obviously we hav a new challenge ahead of us and that's the presence of the AfD in the German parliament.

"We will carefully analyse the results because we want to win AfD voters back by looking at their concerns and especially by making good policies."

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CLOSE THE BORDERS!

Sep 24 08:57

Major parties face heavy election losses, as Germany shifts to the right

A poll published by public broadcaster ZDF on Friday shows that both the major parties are likely to suffer major losses, while the small right-wing parties are on the rise.

The ZDF Politikbarometer poll shows Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) on 36 percent support, with the Social Democrats (SPD) on a miserable 21.5 percent.

Germany’s two largest parties have been united in a “grand coalition” since 2013, a fact which appears to have led to an erosion in support for both of them.

Sep 24 08:54

Why German parties are flyering and advertizing in languages from Russian to English

With so many voters apparently still undecided about who to pick on Sunday, parties have taken to advertizing in several languages, desperate for every vote they can get.

When readers in Germany opened their newspapers earlier this month, they likely weren't surprised to see a full-page campaign advertisement from Chancellor Angela Merkel. The country’s Bundestag elections are, after all, this Sunday.

But if most Germans had started to read the advert, they would have found the text unintelligible. Merkel’s message to voters was written in Turkish, and was printed in Öztürk – a monthly newspaper for Turkish Germans.

Sep 24 08:21

AfD Regional Leader Says Germany Should Leave EU, Balance Ties With Russia

A senior official of the Alternative for Germany party told Sputnik that Germany should leave the European Union and improve its ties with Russia.

Sep 23 17:34

Echoes of WWI: China, the US, and the Next "Great" War - corbettreport


Published on Sep 22, 2017SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=24001

In the early 20th century, the world’s dominant superpower looked warily on the rise of a competitor to its supremacy. The machinations of the British to contain the rise of Germany led inexorably to the First World War. Once again in the early 21st century, the world’s dominant superpower is looking warily on the rise of a competitor. Will the American Empire’s machinations to contain the rise of China lead to the Third World War? Or is the American/Chinese conflict another engineered conflict for the benefit of the few at the expense of the many? Join James Corbett as he presents "Echoes of World War I" to the Open Mind Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Sep 23 10:26

“Something is Seething in Germany”

That last sentence is very cryptic. I do not know what they mean. Do they mean to say that most who will vote in Berlin, will vote for others such as AfD? There’s no explanation for this, and comments are disabled on the original video.

Sep 23 08:35

Merkel booed on final day of campaign rallies in Munich (VIDEO)

Two days before German federal elections, Angela Merkel, who is going for a fourth term as Chancellor, found her closing campaign rally in Munich crashed by right-wing protesters, who booed and heckled her for half an hour as she made her speech.

The loud heckling and whistling was audible on RT Ruptly’s live feed from the Friday rally even before Merkel began to speak, and the organizers eventually had to raise the mic’s volume. This did not prevent the German leader from giving her prepared 30-minute speech, but she added an improvised detail as an opening remark to her opponents.

“With whistling and yelling, one will surely not shape Germany’s future,” Merkel told the protesters on the last day election campaigning is allowed to take place.

Sep 23 08:34

German AfD Party Confirms Plans to Probe Merkel's 2015 Decision to Open Borders

German party Alternative for Germany (AfD) intends, once elected to the Bundestag, to launch a parliamentary commission to investigate decision of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to open borders in 2015, without seeking approval from the parliament, a party candidate to the Bundestag in the forthcoming election, Waldemar Birkle, confirmed to Sputnik on Friday.

"Merkel violated the law. This decision [on the opening of the borders] should have been taken by the Bundestag. And this did not happen," Birkle said.

Sep 23 07:53

Großartig! Merkel in München zerstört! 20.000 Watt-Anlage übertönt!

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Merkel on the campaign trail. She can barely be heard above all the booing and catcalls.

Sep 23 05:39

The Crazy Imbalance of Russia-gate

If the U.S. government and mainstream media are really concerned about foreign influence in American politics, they might look at Israel and other nations with much more clout than Russia, notes Robert Parry.

The core absurdity of the Russia-gate frenzy is its complete lack of proportionality.

Sep 22 18:46

Tillerson State Dept. Demanding Israel Hand Back Millions in U.S. Military Aid

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been pushing the Trump White House to demand that Israel give back to the United States millions of dollars in military aid, prompting pushback in the West Wing and further fueling ongoing tensions between Foggy Bottom and the White House over a range of key diplomatic issues, according to multiple sources briefed on the situation.

The Washington Free Beacon first reported on Friday that the State Department has been lobbying the White House to call for Israel to hand back some $75 million in U.S. military aid that was awarded to the Jewish state above the Obama administration’s financial request in 2016.

Sep 22 17:19

The Bombast of Nikki Haley

She’s a lightweight, and a warmongering globalist.

As Governor of South Carolina, and a member of that state’s House of Representatives, Haley’s foreign policy experience is absolutely nil. Nor does her degree in accounting from Clemson University inspire confidence. Her record thus far has consisted of giving voice to the neoconservative tendency in the GOP – the very people Trump defeated in the GOP primaries. The conventional Republican foreign policy clichés we’ve heard for years pour forth from her mouth like vomit from a drunk. Her recent speech before the American Enterprise Institute on the nuclear deal with Iran is a perfect case in point.

Sep 22 17:15

America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars

We don’t need a war with Iran because Israel wants one and some rich and powerful American Jews are happy to deliver. Seriously, we don’t need it.

They have been very successful at faking the Iranian threat, so much so that nearly all Republican and most Democratic congressmen as well as much of the media seem to be convinced that Iran needs to be dealt with firmly, most definitely by using the U.S. military, and the sooner the better.

And while they are doing it, the issue that nearly all the Iran haters are Jewish has somehow fallen out of sight, as if it does not matter. But it should matter.

Sep 22 09:14

Why Berlin is still holding its breath over Russian cyber attack on election

As the clock ticks down to elections Sunday, Germany's cyber defence nervously hopes it'll be third time lucky after Russia was accused of meddling in the US and French votes.

But even if Berlin avoids a last-minute bombshell of leaks or online sabotage, it sees Moscow's hand in fanning fears of Muslim migrants that are driving the rise of the hard-right.

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If there is an upset and Merkel loses, she will blame Putin. How Hillary of her!

Sep 22 09:13

"Vote Putin for Chancellor" - Majority of the Germans stand by Russia

Four days ahead of the parliamentary election, posters can be seen in the center of Berlin, and not far from Reichstag.

There would be nothing unusual about these posters, if it wasn’t for the photo of the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the text that reads “Vote Putin for Chancellor” right below it.

The posters, which are designed in the style of those used in the CDU’s election campaign, shine a light on the huge gap between the policies of the German government and the actual public opinion on Russia.

Sep 22 09:11

'Germany CANNOT trust her' Merkel blamed for Brexit over disastrous immigration policy

EXCLUSIVE: Angela Merkel’s immigration policy has been savaged as the cause of Brexit in a scathing interview with the politician who hopes to steal her seat in the German election.

Sep 22 09:03

Proof Muslims Brought Tick Borne Relapsing Fever& Malaria Co-Infection To Germany

Hello Jeff - Here is the proof that the co infection of Relapse Fever/Malaria came to Germany via Afghanistan. REFUGEE Transmitted Disease. What more can we say. Refugees are not screened for health by UN. Germany is terribly infected country with everything from TB to Malaria, to Typhus and Malaria co infection Typhus. etc etc.

Sep 22 08:30

Angela Merkel embroiled in refugee scandal in huge blow days before German election

A LEAKED internal German government report appears to condemn Chancellor Angel Merkel for opening the country's borders to refugees without first gaining parliamentary approval.

The admonishment comes two days before she seeks a fourth term in power in Sunday's general election - with 20 percent of voters still undecided who they will support.

The report by the Bundestag Scientific Office - a team of non party political legal experts - stated it is the role of the Bundestag to decide on all "matters of essential relevance to the state".

Experts said the opaque diplomatic language used in it signals parliament should have had the final say on the matter "as the decision led to a change in the proportion of non-Germans to Germans in the country".

Influential news magazine Der Spiegel said: "Bundestag lawyers clearly see an unclear legal situation for the border opening.

"This is an explosive opinion on the refugee crisis shortly before the election."

Sep 22 08:13

Right-wing AfD party looks set to become Germany’s main opposition party in Sunday’s election as Merkel sees a fall in support following open-door migrant policy

The right wing Alternative for Germany, or AfD, may achieve a third-place finishin elections on Sunday, which would make it the lead opposition party in the next parliament.

It is a prospect viewed with trepidation by many in Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel recently described heckling she received from members of the party during a recent election meeting as 'a kind of intolerance that is very, very difficult'.

Merkel is on course to win a fourth term in office, but her conservative Union bloc is predicted to fall short of the 41.5 percent support they won in 2013.

Sep 21 14:30

Listening to the Donald at the UN – The Saker

No matter how bad things look now, Hillary President would have been infinitely worse!

In conclusion, what I take away from Trump's UN speech is a sense of relief for the rest of the planet and a sense of real worry for the US. Ever since the Neocons overthrew Trump and made him what is colloquially referred to as their “bitch” the US foreign policy has come to a virtual standstill.

Sure, the Americans talk a lot, but at least they are doing nothing. That paralysis, which is a direct consequence of the internal infighting, is a blessing for the rest of the planet

Sep 21 13:22

Collapse of Iran deal would send a 'terrible signal': Germany

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has warned that any US move to scrap Iran's nuclear deal would discourage other countries from going to the negotiating table to discuss their nuclear activities.

A collapse of the accord, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), would send a “terrible signal” for other diplomatic efforts, Gabriel said on the sidelines of a UN meeting in New York on Thursday.

“What should motivate countries like North Korea or others to enter into negotiations in the future when the one example of such a deal is being destroyed?” he asked.

Sep 21 13:21

Gabriel: Germany will strive to save Iran nuclear deal

Germany will do all it can to persuade the United States not to abandon the Iranian nuclear agreement, whatever the outcome of German elections on Sunday, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Thursday.

Gabriel told reporters any US move to cancel the Iran deal and impose new sanctions on Tehran would discourage powers such as North Korea from negotiating an end to their own nuclear programmes.

Germany would work with the European Union, France, Britain and where possible China and Russia to press Washington to preserve the deal, under which Iran curbed its nuclear work in exchange for the lifting of sanctions, he said on the sidelines of a UN meeting in New York.

Sep 21 09:51

New based Ben Garrison, cartoon! " The CIA "

Sep 20 12:17

How the UN Covers for US Aggression

UN is not out to get the U.S. Rather, it has largely been America’s tool since its inception, it has repeatedly covered Uncle Sam’s overly-exposed butt as he (a.k.a. “the royal we”) has gone around the world on a three decade-long military bender since the end of the Cold War.

And therein lies the truly pernicious part of the Trumped-up case against the U.N. … because, like so much of America’s growing cult of grievance, it reflects an ever-widening gap between America’s stated ideals and its self-serving behavior around the world.

Sep 20 12:10

Trump’s Embarrassing UN Speech

The arrogance conveyed by Trump’s speech is unprecedented.

I wonder if whoever wrote the deplorable speech intended to embarrass Trump and inadvertently embarrassed America as well, or whether the speechwriter(s) is so imbued with the neoconservative arrogance and hubris of our time that the speechwriter was simply blind to the extraordinary contradictions that stood out like sore thumbs all through the speech.

Sep 20 07:40

AfD In 3rd Place In German Election Polls: Unhappy Political Marriages Loom

German federal elections are Sunday, September 24. The most likely outcome of the election is another “Grand Coalition” but it will be a much-weakened coalition. And If that coalition forms again, the rightwing AfD party is poised to become the largest opposition party.

Sep 19 14:37

Top German Politicians Want US Nuclear Weapons Out: Did Anti-Nuclear Actions Propel Issue Into National Elections?

A series of anti-nuclear weapons actions between March and August at Air Base Büchel in Germany brought widespread media attention to the 20 US nuclear weapons still deployed there. Surprising demands for the bombs’ removal soon came from high-ranking political leaders including Germany’s foreign minister. A timeline of events between July 12 and 18, involving a Nukewatch-organized delegation of 11 US peace activists, shows how the work may have moved the officials to speak out.

Sep 19 09:59

16yo girl raped by Afghan asylum-seekers in Germany

A 16-year-old girl was raped by two Afghan men near a refugee camp in Bavaria, according to German police. A third one was prevented from sexually abusing the girl by a passerby.

According to a police statement, the teenager had gathered with a large group of people outside a refugee center in the upper Bavaria municipality of Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn, located south of Munich.

Sep 19 09:38

As German election looms, attacks on AfD increase

As the German federal election is approaching, there is a sharp increase in attacks on Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) and its supporters.

The right-wing party is mostly being targeted due to its staunch opposition to Merkel's immigration policies.

On Saturday, around a dozen of camouflaged persons attacked a group of AfD campaigners in the German city of Rostock.

A 4-member campaign team that was promoting the local candidate Stephan Schmidt, was trying to put on posters, when it was attacked by five darkly dressed and partly hooded assailants that were carrying stones.

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Brown Shirt tactics!

Sep 18 12:37

Removing Offensive Monuments

The eyesore presidential libraries

The social justice warrior charge to purge the United States of all monuments relating in any way to the Confederacy has been rapidly expanding to include the scourge represented by all white people all through history.

Now, I would suggest that turnabout is fair play so if we are all agreeing that monuments must be destroyed to right historic wrongs, I am interested in making up my own little list based on the things that I disapprove of. As readers of this site are aware, I am a critic of illegal behavior by the United States government, to include torture, targeted assassinations by drone and starting wars without any reason to do so, so that would be a good place to start.

Sep 18 12:33

Russia Emerges As Victor in Syrian War

The war is almost over; reconstruction and nation-building are coming to the fore.

A new UN-brokered round of negotiations on Syria will kick off in October. The participants will have to live with new reality – the West has lost in Syria, Russia and its allies have won

Sep 18 12:30

Trump’s Bonfire of Washington Politics

So, is it inside-out politics that is taking place here?

President Trump shocked the political world and his own “base” when he struck a budget deal with Democrats to get emergency funding for Hurricane Harvey victims, reports ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke.

Last week, President Trump threw a grenade into the U.S. political structure.

Sep 18 12:27

A Letter to My American Friends

What would it take for you to switch sides and join the rest of mankind in what is a struggle for the survival of our species?

I asked you to name me a single successful US military intervention since WWII and you could name none. Good!

Did you notice that there was no Islamic State in Iraq before the US invasion?

I don’t think that millions of murdered people, including hundreds of thousands of children, are “mistakes” (how would you react it somebody conceded to you that Hitler and Stalin made “mistakes”?). But there is something even more insidious in this notion of “mistake”.

Sep 18 09:23

Top German Politicians Want US Nuclear Weapons Out: Did Anti-Nuclear Actions Propel Issue Into National Elections?

A series of anti-nuclear weapons actions between March and August at Air Base Büchel in Germany brought widespread media attention to the 20 US nuclear weapons still deployed there. Surprising demands for the bombs’ removal soon came from high-ranking political leaders including Germany’s foreign minister. A timeline of events between July 12 and 18, involving a Nukewatch-organized delegation of 11 US peace activists, shows how the work may have moved the officials to speak out.

Sep 18 08:19

'We Must Take Countermeasures': US Anti-Russian Sanctions Anger German Business

German companies working in Russia have unanimously rejected the new anti-Russian sanctions law adopted by the US last month, a survey by the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) has found.

Sep 18 08:16

German election: Trouble for Merkel as Chancellor faces populist RESURGENCE ahead of vote

ANGELA Merkel is facing a populist surge ahead of next week’s German elections which could place Alternative for Germany (AfD) members in government.

Sep 18 08:15

‘A mistake we WON’T make again’ German election could KILL Macron-Juncker eurozone dream

FEDERALIST dreams of a more deeply integrated eurozone stand on a knife-edge this week as eurocrats nervously await the outcome of a German election which could determine the future of the bloc.

Sep 18 08:14

Germany: Four Asylum Seekers Arrested After 56-Year-Old is Gang Raped

Four asylum seekers have been arrested by police in Dessau, Germany after being suspected of gang raping a 56-year-old woman on the grounds of a former vocational school last month.

The attack occurred last month on August 16th, according to the victim, who said she was assaulted by four men she described as having a dark skin colour. This week police arrested four men between the ages of 18 and 21, all from Eritrea, in the German regions of in Saxony-Anhalt, Baden-Wurttemberg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Mittledeutsche Zeitung reports.

Sep 17 08:47

German election: Trouble for Merkel as Chancellor faces populist RESURGENCE ahead of vote

ANGELA Merkel is facing a populist surge ahead of next week’s German elections which could place Alternative for Germany (AfD) members in government.

Sep 17 08:37

51 Iraqi migrants, incl 17 children, found crammed in Berlin-bound truck

A group of 51 migrants, including 17 children, has been found crammed in a truck heading to Berlin, German federal police say. The exhausted migrants were taken for questioning, while the Turkish driver was arrested for alleged human trafficking.
Early Saturday, police said they pulled over a truck with Turkish license plates on federal highway A12 near the town of Muellrose, not far from the Polish border, revealing “a shocking picture,”according to Der Spiegel. 20 men, 14 women, 10 boys and seven girls were squeezed inside the vehicle. According to the police report, these were several families of Iraqi origin.

Sep 17 08:14

Germany: Syrian Muslim with 4 wives and 23 children receives €30.000 in benefits every month

Sep 16 07:43

Germany Launches Probe After Pentagon's Syrian Arms Smuggling Story Goes Viral

The German government has opened a probe into an illegal Pentagon arms trafficking operation after a bombshell investigative report on the secret program went viral this week.

On Wednesday we reported on the continuing Pentagon arms pipeline to Syria which runs through Europe, the Balkans, and Caucuses, and which is based on a shady network of private contractors and altered US government paperwork. The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) produced conclusive evidence and internal memos proving that not only is the Pentagon currently involved in shipping up to $2.2 billion worth of (mostly old Soviet) weapons from private dealers to US-backed Syrian militants, but is actually manipulating paperwork such as end-user certificates in order to conceal the ultimate destinations of the weaponry (in this case Syria).

Sep 16 07:35

Germany's 'enraged' hope to shout down Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel may appear to be cruising to a victory in next week's elections, but her campaign rallies across Germany have been plagued by rowdy protesters who have been jeering, booing and even flinging tomatoes at her.

Sep 16 07:34

Putin-proposed UN peacekeepers must have full access in Ukraine: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says any UN peacekeepers that may be deployed to eastern Ukraine under a proposal by Russian President Vladimir Putin must be allowed access to all areas held by pro-Moscow forces.

Sep 16 07:34

Putin's proposals on peacekeepers no grounds for easing sanctions, says Merkel

Germany's Federal Chanceller thinks it does not create the grounds for easing the sanctions against Russia

Sep 16 07:33

US sent weapons to Syria through Ramstein military base - report

Washington's air base in southwest Germany was used for a time to store and send weapons to Syrian rebels, according to a German news daily. If the report proves true, the US could have violated German law.

Sep 15 07:16

‘Why speak to an instrument of Russian propaganda?’ – Spiegel to German FM on RT interview

Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine has questioned why its Foreign Minister granted an interview to RT. Sigmar Gabriel explained that German politicians should be able to give interviews to other media and not “only our established” outlets.

Gabriel who is a member of the left-leaning SPD party, discussed among other issues, Russian-German relations, the crisis in Ukraine and the question of Crimean and Catalonian self-determination during the interview with RT German last week.

Sep 15 06:58

Germany has one of the strongest economies in the world – but it's not because of Angela Merkel

The culture behind fiscal orthodoxy has enabled German business to hold down its costs, and persuade the German workforce that restraint for them is the right policy

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Comment section is far more factually accurate than article.

Sep 14 16:13

Homelessness Up By 134% Since Tories Gained Power

The number of homeless people in the UK has increased by a staggering 134 percent since the Tories came into government in 2010, according to the government’s spending watchdog.

A damning report by the National Audit Office (NAO) reveals that the number of households in temporary accommodation has increased by 60 percent in the past six years, affecting 73 percent more youngsters than in March 2011.

Sep 14 14:41

Poles Fight Back Against German Threats With Request For $1 Trillion In Reparations For WW2

The nationalist government of Poland is fighting back against German attempts to force them to take in so-called "refugees" by floating a request for "reparations" for World War II -- totaling $1 trillion.

Sep 14 10:22

'Ironic Quibble': How German Focus Magazine Justifies Insult Against Putin

The press service of the German news weekly Focus said the magazine had no intention to insult Russian President Vladimir Putin by calling him a "dog," with the editors claiming that the author used "an ironic quibble" that has no adequate translation in Russian, Deutsche Welle reported, referring to the magazine's press secretary, Alice Wagner.

Sep 14 10:15

Germany’s AfD Populists on Course to Enter Parliament

A nationalist party that wants Germany to close its borders to migrants, leave Europe’s common currency and end sanctions against Russia is predicted to enter Parliament for the first time this month, propelled by voters’ anger at Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to let over a million refugees into the country since 2015.

Sep 13 08:10

Merkel's war on Hungary: German Chancellor threatens to KICK Budapest OUT of EU

ANGELA Merkel has threatened Hungary with expulsion form the EU over its refusal to adhere to Brussels' refugee allocation scheme.

Sep 13 08:10

German election 2017: How a young nurse SHAMED Angela Merkel on campaign trail

ANGELA Merkel was shamed on the campaign trail by a young nurse who called for a massive overhaul of Germany's care system in an embarrassing blow to the German Chancellor.

Sep 13 07:18

REVEALED: The reason why Germany will do ANYTHING to STOP a hard Brexit

Brexit is already damaging Germany’s trade with the UK and it is set to get worse, according to the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

But new research from the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW) has now revealed the drastic extent to which Germany could face economic disaster following Brexit.

According to the study, many German manufacturers are dependent on the production of goods abroad – with many partners being based in Britain.

In 2014 alone, the British supplied intermediate goods worth EUR 200 billion to the EU, of which 36 billion went to Germany.

Sep 12 09:13

Refugees welcome? Merkel flip flops on migrants as chancellorship at stake

Despite receiving thousands of asylum-seekers annually, Germany has been safeguarded by its geographic location and the Dublin agreement (which regulates asylum procedures in the EU), which left most refugees stranded in the EU’s coastal states, such as Greece and Italy. Berlin, however, began facing a new reality two years ago. As the migrant influx into Europe from the Middle East and North Africa gained momentum, the German chancellor announced a “humanitarian move,” opening Germany’s borders to migrants in August 2015.

Sep 11 15:51

AfD co-chair calls Merkel ‘pig & puppet of WWII winners tasked to keep Germany down’ – report

The co-chair of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has been widely condemned after the publication of an allegedly leaked email, in which she reportedly calls the German Chancellor a “pig tasked with keeping Germany down”.

Just weeks before the German parliamentary elections, Alice Weidel, who is also one of the two leading candidates from her party, found herself at the center of a high-profile political storm after the Die Welt daily published the email, in which she allegedly cynically questioned German sovereignty and accused the German government of deliberately instigating a civil war.

“These pigs are nothing other than puppets of the WWII Allied Powers tasked with keeping the German people down by instigating civil wars in the metropolitan areas by flooding them with foreigners,” Weidel allegedly wrote in an email to a confidant, referring to Angela Merkel and her government, as reported by Die Welt.

Sep 11 08:08

Two mass brawls leave eight injured in Berlin’s busy Alexanderplatz

According to police, those involved in the brawl were Afghan and Syrian citizens. Police made eight arrests.

Sep 10 08:32

'I've Never Seen So Much Hate'

Psychologist Stephan Grünewald has spent much of his career studying Germans. In a new study, he looked at current political attitudes and discovered raw emotions ahead of the upcoming election.

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Translation: Anyone who doesn't vote for Merkel is CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 10 08:29

BEX ALERT - Two years ago, Russian hackers conducted a cyberattack against the German parliament. Will the data they stole make a sudden appearance before the election? Officials are doubtful, but there may be an even greater threat.

Two years ago, Russian hackers conducted a cyberattack against the German parliament. Will the data they stole make a sudden appearance before the election? Officials are doubtful, but there may be an even greater threat.

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Computer Security experts have found that the computers used to tabulate the German election are open to tampering. So, it looks like Merkel is getting ready to blame Russia for any "irregularities" that surface!

Sep 10 08:19

Sigmar Gabriel’s mission to halt China’s investment spree

When German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel lands in Beijing Tuesday for talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and other officials, he is set to deliver a one-two-three punch: Open your market for German investors, keep your government out of our businesses — and don’t mess with your closest European trading partner.

Sep 10 08:18

IS PALESTINE DOOMED FOR ETERNITY IN GERMANY?

What happened last Sunday during the so called “Chancellor-Duel” between the CDU chancellor and the Social Democratic challenger Schulz makes me speechless. In fact, the Social Democratic candidate just negatively focussed on Turks and Palestinians.

Sep 09 20:08

German hackers find security hole in software used for vote counts

Voting in Germany is done with pen and paper, and the results are counted by hand and then organised by computer. The hackers said while final results could not be changed, a false early result could easily be sent out, prompting chaos and confusion.

“First of all I thought this can’t be possible,” Tschirsich told hessenschau.de. “Trust in the election process could be destroyed if the official result was to differ significantly from the preliminary ones.”

He said he acted out of the need to protect the democratic process by informing the authorities of the vulnerabilities, which he believed could have been spotted by “even the most average” IT student.

The company that runs the software, vote iT, said it was working to fix the problems.

Tschirsich said he had gone to the media with his findings after being spurned by both vote iT and the electoral offices.

Sep 09 06:02

'Get lost!' Angry anti-Merkel protestors pelt German leader with tomatoes at rally

ANGEL Merkel's car was again pelted with tomatoes when angry crowds confronted her as she arrived for an election rally.

Sep 09 05:49

Hamburg Leftist Politician Asks for ‘Anti-German’ Film Recommendations ‘Preferably Where Germans Die’

The 24-year-old, who is the national spokesman for the Left Party’s youth wing, made the post this week which led to a backlash after another user captured a screenshot of the post. That user then sent the screenshot to the Left Party who commented: “Sarah Rambatz will resign from her place on the Hamburg list due to this incident. The Left stands for dignified politics,” MOPO reports.

Sep 09 05:47

Terrorism #1 concern of Germans, ‘one of highest’ results ever – poll

Over 70 percent of respondents in a poll conducted in Germany say their prime concern is terrorism. The findings come as Europe reels from a string of violent attacks for which the the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group claimed responsibility in most cases.

Sep 09 05:42

Germany’s HUGE export secret: The one economy fact Merkel does NOT want the world to know

There has been growing scrutiny over Angela Merkel’s nation’s trade surplus, which has provoked anger from the United States’ president, but the balance sheet for 2017 will add fuel to that fire.

Over the course of the year Germany will sell more across its borders than even they expected with reports claiming exports have hit a “breathtaking rate since the financial and economic crisis”.

While firms, employees and the treasury have all seen the benefit, anger is growing from trading partners over the burgeoning account surplus.

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The problem isn't that Germany makes and sells products other nations want, but that the United States no longer does!

Sep 09 05:36

‘Merkel must go’: Protesters demand German chancellor to go amid migration & security concerns

Sep 08 13:26

Update on an earlier post: WW II bomb found results in mass evacuation

Earlier this morning this site had a link to pictures of WW II damage in German cities. (http://www.yourdestinationnow.com/2017/09/harrowing-never-before-seen-...)

Here, an update on that as a week ago some 60,000 people in Frankfurt were forced to evacuate when a WW II bomb was found.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-frankfurt-evacuation/frankf...

They even used 'heat-detecting' devises to find anyone who did not evacuate. Well, I guess the DEEP State can now detect anyone, anything, anywhere and put their will upon us all.

Sep 08 11:54

Germany disputes size of Russian wargames, predicts 100,000 troops

Germany said on Thursday that Russia was planning to send more than 100,000 troops to war games on NATO’s eastern flank this month, disputing Moscow’s version that only 13,000 Russian and Belarussian servicemen would participate.

The Sept. 14-20 exercises known as Zapad, or “West” in Belarus, the Baltic Sea, western Russia and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, are stirring unease in NATO despite Moscow’s assurances troops would rehearse a purely defensive scenario.

“It is undisputed that we are seeing a demonstration of capabilities and power of the Russians,” German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen told reporters at an EU defense ministers’ meeting in Tallinn.

“Anyone who doubts that only has to look at the high numbers of participating forces in the Zapad exercise: more than one hundred thousand,” she said in a joint news conference with her French counterpart Florence Parly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Methinks Germany protests too much; and where in the world did she get that number of 100,000?!?

These Zapad exercises have been carried on by the Russians for a number of years; why the big panic now?!?

And BTW, why has NATO seen fit to envelop Russia's borders with NATO troops over the last several years?!?

Sep 08 08:08

Angela Merkel booed at rally days after she was pelted with tomatoes

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel – pelted with tomatoes at the start of the week – faced another angry crowd on Wednesday which branded her a "traitor".

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